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The scheduling of the activities of the Annual Meeting is the responsibility of the ASA Executive Office. The tentative schedule of general ASA activities and plenary sessions for 2010 is outlined here. No other activities may be held during the plenary times noted below.

Friday, August 13

7:00 p.m., Opening Plenary Session
9:00 p.m., Welcoming Reception

Saturday, August 14
12:30-2:15 p.m., Mid-day Plenary Session
6:30-8:15 p.m., Section Receptions
9:30-11:00 p.m., Departmental Alumni Night

Sunday, August 15

4:30-6:15 p.m., ASA Awards Ceremony & Presidential Address Plenary
6:30- 7:30 p.m., Honorary Reception
8:00-10:00 p.m., Activities of Other Groups
9:30-11:00 p.m., Just Desserts, a TEF Benefit Reception

Monday, August 16

12:30-2:15 p.m., Mid-day Plenary Session
6:30-8:15 p.m., Section Receptions
9:30-11:00 p.m., MFP Benefit Reception 

Tuesday, August 17

7:30-8:15 a.m., ASA Business Meeting  

Due to the complexities of scheduling a program with nearly 600 sessions and more than 4,000 participants, it is not possible to avoid all conflicts of individual obligations. Participants with multiple commitments may contact their session organizers or ASA Meeting Services staff anytime before March 13, 2009 and request scheduling consideration. Meeting Services staff will try to accommodate reasonable requests, but no guarantees can be given.

Information on the session schedule in general will not be available until April 30, 2010.

Section Scheduling

Section activities are pre-assigned to specific days following a four-year rotation schedule. Section session times on those days will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed. The rotation for Section activities in 2010 results in the groupings on assigned days shown below.

All Section program sessions and Council/Business meetings will be scheduled on the assigned days. Those Sections whose programs are larger than the time slots available on their days will have sessions scheduled on adjacent days. Section Council/Business meetings and Section Roundtable sessions must be held on the assigned days.

Saturday, August 14 [ + ] Details

Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
Comparative and Historical Sociology
Disability and Society+
Environment and Technology
Family, Sociology of the*
Organizations, Occupations, and Work**
Peace, War, and Social Conflict
Racial and Ethnic Minorities*
Rationality and Society
Religion, Sociology of
Sexualities, Sociology of
Sociological Practice & Public Sociology

Monday, August 16 [ + ] Details

Aging and the Life Course
Altruism and Social Solidarity+ 
Asia and Asian America
Children and Youth
Crime, Law, and Deviance
Culture, Sociology of**
Economic Sociology

Global and Transnational Sociology+
Labor and Labor Movements
Marxist Sociology
Social Psychology
Teaching and Learning in Sociology

Sunday, August 15 [ + ] Details

Animals and Society
Body and Embodiment
Collective Behavior & Social Movements**
Communication & Information Technologies
Education, Sociology of*
Emotions, Sociology of
Evolution and Sociology
International Migration
Medical Sociology ***
Political Economy of the World System
Race, Gender, and Class**
Tuesday, August 17 [ + ] Details
Community and Urban Sociology
Ethnomethodology & Conversational Analysis
History of Sociology
Human Rights
Latina/o Sociology
Law, Sociology of
Mathematical Sociology
Mental Health, Sociology of
Political Sociology~
Population, Sociology of
Science, Knowledge, and Technology
Sex and Gender~~

* one session must be scheduled on the following day
** two sessions must be scheduled on the following day
***three sessions must be scheduled on the following day

~ one session must be scheduled on the preceeding day
~~two sessions must be scheduled on the preceeding day


Section Receptions

Receptions sponsored by ASA Sections may be held on the first and third evenings of the meeting. For 2010, sections whose assigned program day is August 14 or 15 will have access to reception space at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of August 14. Sections that meet on August 16 or 17 will have reception space made available at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of August 16.

Requests from Section Chairs for reception space at the ASA hotels are due in the ASA Executive Office by March 12, 2010.